Check out this clip from FUJI TV that might as well be a scene from Excel Saga of Japan Sports Reporter Florent Dabadie (who is French, which is why he looks like he’s from Monty Python and sounds like Borat) interviewing the Phillie Phanatic. The Phanatic hits all of his major press tour talking points, like blowing his nose on Florent’s tie, stomping a mudhole in a New York Mets hat and talking about how much he likes to dance. So it’s basically a Chris Brown interview, but with the Mets instead of Rihanna. In case you were wondering, Florent’s Dugout screen name would be ImBlueDabadieDabooda.
Of course, the Japanese need no introduction to the Phanatic because they know his cousin, Slyly of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Slyly mupdates and modernizes the technology of the Phanatic by having two party favors in his nose instead of one. Note: to “mupdate” is to update a Muppet.
[Comically-oversized hat tip to The Fightins]